Papilionaceae


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Papilionaceae

 

(also Fabaceae), a family of dicotyledonous plants closely related to the family Leguminosae; the plants are often considered to be a subfamily of the Leguminosae. Of the many cosmopolitan species, trees and arboreal lianas are widespread in tropical regions and throughout the southern hemisphere; species growing in temperate regions primarily include herbs, subshrubs, and shrubs. The flowers are papilionaceous. The fruit is usually a typical bean. Many species of Papilionaceae are commercially valuable.

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Plants of the family Papilionaceae Giseke show great diversity with respect to distribution, habit and habitat in the study area.
Composite (29 spp), Brassicaceae (28 spp), Gramineae (27 spp), Papilionaceae (26 spp), Apliaceae (24 spp.), and Labiateae (17 spp) are the most common.
La ausencia de trips en las familias Bombacaceae, Caesalpinaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Papilionaceae y Ulmaceae, podria deberse a la existencia de algun metabolito secundario que los repelio o no los atrajo a las mismas.
These have been recognized as independent families Fabaceae (Papilionaceae), Caesalpiniaceae, and Mimosaceae in several recent systems of classification.
(Family, Papilionaceae) also known as the black bean or Moreton Bay chestnut is cultivated in India as an ornamental tree (Ali 1977).
Rhynchosia pseudo-cajan (Papilionaceae) is a common weed, locally known as "Lahrr".
A team of researchers working with Sascha Sauer from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin has now discovered that the plant from the papilionaceae or leguminous family might also be effective in the treatment of adult (type 2) diabetes.
The pulses and legumes, which belong to the sub-family Papilionaceae, of the family Leguminosae, have been cultivated and used for centuries all over the world.
Asi, se trata Fabaceae (incluyendo Caesalpinaceae, Mimosaceae y Papilionaceae) y Malvaceae (incluyendo Bombacaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae y Malvaceae) en sentido amplio.
Families with more than 20 recorded endemics are Papilionaceae (57 species), Compositae (49), Umbelliferae (34), Poaceae (32) and Brassicaceae (20).